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District Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 2, California.

Ex parte BUCHANAN.

Cr. 2670.

Decided: January 30, 1935

John F. Groene, of Los Angeles, for petitioner. Buron Fitts, Dist. Atty., and Tracy Chatfield Becker, Deputy Dist. Atty., both of Los Angeles, for respondent Sheriff of Los Angeles County.

This is a petition for the release of George Buchanan under a writ of habeas corpus which alleges that he is being illegally confined in the county jail by the sheriff of Los Angeles county upon sentences under three counts of an amended information charging the petitioner with the issuing of checks without sufficient funds. The defendant was sentenced for one year on each count, the sentences to run consecutively, and it is the contention of the petitioner that he is being illegally confined in the county jail because of the provisions of section 19a, Penal Code (as added by St. 1933, p. 2217, § 2). It is clear that under said section the petitioner should not be confined in the county jail under the above circumstances for a period in excess of one year. People v. Phair, 137 Cal. App. 612, 31 P.(2d) 421; In re Fisher (Cal. App.) 36 P.(2d) 841. It is also clear, however, that the defendant had not been confined for the period of one year at the time he sued out his writ herein and obtained an order for his release upon giving bond in the sum of $100. The respondent contends that the petitioner should be held even though his sentences were all rendered in one case, but we have fully covered this contention in Ex parte Stein, 40 P.(2d) 934, the opinion in which was filed on this date.

The petitioner contends that he is entitled to a reduction on the one-year period for good time under section 1614a of the Penal Code, and in this behalf he sets forth a letter purporting to be signed by Deputy Sheriff Peoples, the jailer of the county jail. But nowhere does he show that he has obtained the consent of the county board of parole commissioners for reduction for good time for his term of sentence as required by said section. On the contrary the return of the sheriff sets forth a certificate issued by said board of parole commissioners certifying that no application has been made to it or any such certificate granted.

The petitioner is remanded to the sheriff.

CRAIL, Justice.

We concur: STEPHENS, P. J.; SCOTT, Justice pro tem.

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